Prospective Students & Families:
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The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) is a regional charter high school attracting students from a ten-county region in eastern Pennsylvania.  Charter Arts is a public charter school, funded by Pennsylvania taxpayer dollars. Students audition for acceptance into one of seven artistic majors: dance, instrumental music, literary arts, production arts, theatre, visual arts,  and vocal music.

Charter Arts’ unique arts-centered curriculum pairs pre-professional training in the arts with a rigorous core academic program. Students are accepted based only upon their artistic talent and potential.  Read the Board Policy regarding Admission of Students. What makes Charter Arts unique, and is a key component in the success of our students, is the arts emphasis within the curriculum. Charter Arts has created a culture of high achievement across all art and core disciplines. Our creative students think and learn differently.

Want to learn more about Charter Arts?

We have some great options for prospective students and their families to learn more about our school:

(1) Summer Tour- Summer Tours have concluded.

(2) Virtual Sessions: “Coffee Talk with the Director of Admissions” Next Date: Coming Soon!

(3) Fall/Winter In-Person Admissions Open House Events- RSVP Required

  • Wednesday, October 27  (5:45 PM Tours, 6:30 Presentation) RSVP
  • Tuesday, November 16 (5:45 PM Tours, 6:30 Presentation)
  • Thursday, January 6 (5:45 PM Tours, 6:30 Presentation)


UPDATE:  If you missed our annual auditions for the 2021-2022 school year, but would like speak with an admissions representative about any possible openings, please contact Charter Arts’ Director of Admissions, Ann Marie Squerrini at

Audition Dates for the 2022-2023 School Year

January 28, 2022

February 18, 2022

February 19, 2022

Auditions are by appointment ONLY.  Contact

Charter Arts is proud to celebrate its eighteenth year as one of the most respected high schools for the arts in the nation.  Charter Arts was one of only 349 schools in the nation to be named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. 

In 2020, the school earned the Title I Distinguished School designation for the fourth year in a row, placing it in the top 5 % of all Title I high schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Recently, Charter Arts was ranked as #1 Best Public High School Teachers in PA (out of 666) and #1 Best Charter High School in Pennsylvania on Niche’s 2021 Best Schools in America Rankings.

Read the 2020-2021 School Profile

Meet some of our students: